Equity in the Media
We all need news that fully reflects our communities and responds to our interests in order to live well and participate meaningfully in civic life.
To meet this need, journalism must reflect the communities it covers, but unfortunately, mainstream media outlets often struggle to cover Black Americans and other communities of color adequately.
In order to cover a community, you need to understand it — and that means listening to its people, and to the people who represent it. And that means diversifying your sources.
YWCA Greater Cincinnati is partnering with the Greater Cincinnati Association of Black Journalists and All-In Cincinnati to bring insights and resources to local media professionals.
Our Work in Creating Equitable Media in Cincinnati
Covering Communities of Color: Resources and Insights to Improve Your Reporting
We invite you to join us as other reporters and news sources share insight on avoiding common cultural missteps in covering Cincinnati’s Black community while bringing more depth, sensitivity, and insight to local reporting.
- Welcome: Diane Jordan, owner of management consulting and E&I firm Themby Speaks, and Courtis Fuller, anchor at Local 12
- A few words from National Association of Black Journalists President Dorothy Tucker
- A panel of local reporters shares their advice and experience covering diverse communities during an interactive discussion with attendees – with a lively Q&A and enabled chat. Moderated by Local 12 Anchor Kyle Inskeep and including:
- Kevin Aldridge (Cincinnati Enquirer)
- Jamila Batchelor (WLWT)
- Tim Geraghty (Local 12)
- Ashley Kirklen (WLWT)
- Whitney Miller (WCPO)
- Rob Williams (FOX 19)
- Working with Sources of Color: The sources’ perspective, with Iris Roley and Jen Ingram, moderated by Denisha Porter of All In Cincinnati
- Closing remarks and a few words about our Sources of Color Local Media Database, YWCA Greater Cincinnati President Barbara Perez with Kyle Inskeep and Denisha Porter